Definition of Sadie Hawkins in English:

Sadie Hawkins


US usually as modifier
  • An event or occasion, typically a school dance, to which female students ask male students to accompany them in a reversal of traditional gender roles.

    ‘a junior high Sadie Hawkins dance’


1930s from the comic strip L'il Abner by American cartoonist Al Capp, in which the character Sadie Hawkins takes part in a race held for unmarried women to chase after and catch husbands.